Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
TopicAngela Merkel

Topic: Angela Merkel

Disappointed with Trump, India looks to rekindle old friendship with Russia

Officials insist that no agreements or deals are on the cards on this day-long visit to Sochi, but it is clear that all bilateral matters will be discussed.

Global Pulse: All eyes are on Mohammed bin Salman and his pending meeting with Trump

The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia is looking for American investments to help diversify the Saudi economy, but the main goal of the visit is to apparently improve Saudi Arabia's image in the West.

Global Pulse: Britain is taking a stand against Russia and expelling 23 Russian diplomats

Diplomatically, there is no ideal response to the attempted murder of Sergei and Yulia Skripal on British soil.

Global Pulse: Trump is America’s biggest distraction, Germany needs a new president and 2018 could mean the end of the Muslim world as we...

What does a narcissist - as Donald Trump is often described - need to get their narcissism going? Attention, perhaps?

Another blow to Western democracies: Coalition talks end in Germany

With the sudden end of coalition talks in Germany, Merkel looks weaker than ever before.

Global Pulse: Warehousing refugees to make Italy great again, Trump’s effort to polarise

Italy is off shoring its Mediterranean migration problem to a former colony, Libya, with the intention of preventing mostly sub-Saharan African migrants from leaving Libya’s shores for Europe.

Global Pulse: Now private emails in Trump administration, Merkel the ‘biggest loser’?

The coming years would be anything but pretty for Merkel or indeed for Germany’s consensus-driven political model.

Global Pulse: The campaigner-in-chief at United Nations, the sun is finally shining on Greece

The contrast between Trump's predecessor and his approach to the UN could not have been more telling.

Global Pulse: An unusual election in Germany, Pakistan’s deadliest bomb so far

Four political parties are jostling for the third position in Germany's forthcoming election.

Global Pulse: Money is the reason for Trump’s transgender military ban, refugees are now Merkel’s foes, and anxious American Muslims


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Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.


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Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.